2001 At Safeco Field, Seattle Mariners ace Aaron Sele edges the Baltimore Orioles, 2-1. Sele is now 8-0 and the Mariners are 40-12 en route to a record 116-win season! The Orioles’ only run is Cal Ripken, Jr.’s 420th career home run.
1974 The Pirates Ken Brett no-hits the Padres until the ninth inning, settling for a two-hit 6-0 shutout in the first game of the doubleheader. In the second game, Brett’s two-run pinch-hit triple gives the Bucs an 8-7 win.
The Chicago Cubs make their first visit to Fenway Park since the 1918 World Series, but the Red Sox prove to be poor hosts, whacking them, 15 – 5. The Cubs commit 4 errors and give up 19 hits, while the Sox take advantage of the Green Monster to launch 6 doubles and a pair of homers in its direction.…
At the Polo Grounds, Rube Walker hits a grand slam in the 6th inning for the Chicago Cubs. In the bottom of the inning, Monte Irvin also hits a grand slam for the New York Giants. It is the first time in major league history that each team hit a grand slam in the same inning.
Ted Williams returns to action after breaking his collarbone in spring training and goes 8-for-9 with two home runs and seven RBI in a doubleheader against the Tigers. Williams has three hits in game one, a 7-6 loss. He goes five-for-five in the nightcap, including two home runs, but the Red Sox lose 9-8 in 14 innings.
George Brett hit his 300th career home run in the sixth inning of the Royals 7-3 victory over the Indians. Brett joined Hank Aaron, Stan Musial, Carl Yastrzemski, Willie Mays and Al Kaline as the only players with at least 3,000 hits and 300 homers. George will finish his career with 317 HRs.
Montreal Expos’ Charlie Lea, a native of France, no-hits the San Francisco Giants 4-0, walking four and striking out eight in the second game of a doubleheader. It is the first no-hitter at Olympic Stadium, which opened for baseball in 1977.